• According to the Sun Sentinel, Heat centre Hassan Whiteside said that he expects to move the ball around more when he gets it in the post this season.

    Whiteside also said that he planned to add more face-up jumpers to his offensive resume. His free-throw shooting really improved after the break last season so there is room for optimism here. Whiteside will be a monster in the blocks and FG% categories. Look for him to be drafted in the late first round/early second round in most upcoming drafts.

Fantasy News

  • JaMychal Green
    PF, Los Angeles Clippers

    JaMychal Green (tailbone) has been ruled out ahead of Wednesday's matchup against the Clippers.

    This will be Green's fourth game that he has missed in the last five, while he only saw four minutes in the one game he did play. He is off the fantasy radar in standard leagues as he is producing per-game value just inside the top-200.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Fred VanVleet
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    Fred Vanvleet will not play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday due to a right knee contusion.

    With Vanvleet ruled out, expect Norman Powell to start while Terence Davis and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will see additional minutes off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    Eric Paschall has been upgraded to probable ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks.

    Paschall has been exceeding all expectations that anyone had going into this season with the Warriors depleted of their depth. He is averaging 31.5 minutes per game thus far this year but is still hanging around the top-150 in terms of per-game value. This puts him below the cut-line in standard 12-team leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Jakarr Sampson
    SF, Indiana Pacers

    Jakarr Sampson (sore lower back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

    Sampson saw an increased opportunity when the Pacers suffered several injuries earlier in the year but still didn't do enough to provide standard league value. He is off the radar when the team is fully healthy, even in deep leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap is questionable for Thursday's divisional matchup vs. the Blazers as he is dealing with a sore foot.

    If Millsap ends up missing Thursday's game, Jerami Grant would see the biggest increase in value while Michael Porter Jr. and Juancho Hernang├│mez could also see additional run.

    Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (trunk contusion) is questionable to face the Blazers on Thursday.

    Murray was only able to play five minutes in their last contest due to this injury. Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will see additional opportunity if he is forced to miss any time.

    Source: Nick Kosmider

  • Markelle Fultz
    PG, Orlando Magic

    The Magic announced that Markelle Fultz (illness) will not play on Wednesday and DJ Augustin will start in his place.

    Fultz has had his most relevant fantasy season thus far, maintaining per-game value inside the top-150. DJ Augustin should see additional opportunity on Wednesday while Michael Carter-Williams will likely be the backup point guard.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Rodney Hood
    SG, Portland Trail Blazers

    Rodney Hood had surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn left Achilles that he suffered during Friday's game and remains without a timetable.

    A torn Achilles is one of the worst injuries that someone can suffer in basketball. Hood can safely be ruled out for the rest of the season. Kent Bazemore and Anfernee Simons will have more opportunity going forward.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Romeo Langford
    SG, Boston Celtics

    Romeo Langford (right ankle sprain) is officially available for Wednesday's game against the Pacers.

    Langford has been injured for most of the season so far, having played more games with the G league team than with the Celtics. He could see some real opportunity in Wednesday's game with the news that Marcus Smart (eye infection) has been ruled out. Langford makes for an interesting low-cost DFS play. However, there is no guarantee that he will play.

    Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter

  • Marcus Smart
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Marcus Smart has been ruled out with an eye infection ahead of Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    With Smart ruled out, there will be more opportunity for Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards and Brad Wanamaker. Romeo Langford could also some opportunity on Wednesday in what has been an injury-riddled first year.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter